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## Statistical Mechanics Made Simple, Second Edition (Softcover)"This second edition extends and improves on the first, already an acclaimed and original treatment of statistical concepts insofar as they impact theoretical physics and form the basis of modern thermodynamics." — From the back cover ## $31.95 |

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**VERY GOOD:** This book is in very good condition, showing only slight signs of use and wear. The pages are free of writing and were printed on alkaline (acid-free) paper.

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From the back cover: “This book illustrates through myriad examples the principles and logic used in extending the simple laws of idealized Newtonian physics and quantum physics into the real world of noise and thermal fluctuations.

“In response to the many helpful comments by users of the first edition, important feature shave been added to this second, new and revised edition. These additions allow a more coherent picture of thermal physics to emerge. Benefiting from the expertise of the new co-author, the present edition includes a detailed exposition—occupying two separate chapters—of the renormalization group and Monte-Carlo numerical techniques, and of their applications to the study of phase transitions. Additional figures have been included throughout, as have new problems. A new Appendix presents fully worked-out solutions to representative problems; these illustrate various methodologies that are peculiar to physics at finite temperatures, that is, to statistical physics.

“This new edition incorporates important aspects of many-body theory and of phase transitions. It should better serve the contemporary student, while offering to the instructor a wider selection of topics from which to create lectures on topics ranging from thermodynamics and random matrices to thermodynamic Green functions and critical exponents, from the propagation of sound in solids and fluids to the nature of quasiparticles in quantum liquids and in transfer matrices.”

**BRIEF CONTENTS**

- Preface to the Second Edition
- Preface to the Fist Edition
- Introduction: Theories of Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Statistical Mechanics
- 1. Elementary Concepts in Statistics and Probability
- 2. The Ising Model and the Lattice Gas
- 3. Elements of Thermodynamics
- 4. Statistical Mechanics
- 5. The World of Bosons
- 6. All About Fermions: Theories of Metals, Superconductors, Semiconductors
- 7. Kinetic Theory
- 8. The Transfer Matrix
- 9. Monte Carlo and Other Computer Simulation Methods
- 10. Critical Phenomena and the Renormalization Group
- 11. Some Uses of Quantum Field Theory in Statistical Physics
- Appendix A. Solutions to Selected Problems
- Bibliography
- Index

## Details

- SKU:
- 2255
- Subject:
- Statistical Mechanics
- Author:
- Mattis, Daniel C. and Robert H. Swendsen
- Publisher:
- World Scientific
- Publish Date:
- 2008
- Format:
- Softcover
- Weight (pounds):
- 1.34
- Dimensions (W”xL”xH”):
- 6.5″x0.75″x0.7″
- ISBN-13:
- 9789812779090
- ISBN-10:
- 9812779094
- Grade Level:
- College

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